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Year : 1972

[Act, No. 20 OF 1972]
[31st May, 1972]


An Act to provide for the registration of architects and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twenty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

(1) This Act may be called THE ARCHITECTS ACT, 1972.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

(3) It shall come into force on such date1*as the Central
Government may by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.


1. Enforced on and from 1-9-1972.

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Architect" means a person whose name is for the time being entered in the register;

(b) "Council" means the Council of Architecture constituted under section 3;

(c) "Indian Institute of Architects" means the Indian Institute of Architects registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860;

(d) "Recognised qualification" means any qualification in architecture for the time being included in the Schedule or notified under section 15;

(e) "Register" means the register of architects maintained under section 23;

(f) "Regulation" means a regulation made under this Act by the Council;

(g) "Rule" means a rule made under this Act by the Central Government.
Last updated on September, 2016

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